For those whose marathon running years are in the past – or in the future – or in some unimagined time not to come … The Rotary Club of Brunswick has a Patriots’ Day event for you. 

The Brunswick Rotary Patriots’ Day Half-K is  

  • Strictly local: Travel no further than to the Brunswick Mall. 
  • Rigorously recreational: No training required.  
  • Required to be refreshing: Stop for snacks and beverages more than once along the route! 

Plus there are T-shirts and 0.5K” auto stickers to commemorate your participation. 

The Patriots’ Day Half-K is guaranteed to challenge almost no one. Its route of just 547 outdoor yards (0.31 miles) runs down Park Row along the Brunswick Mall. Participants will take off at noon, which is when the first elite runners will be finishing their Boston Marathon runs. But dont be dismayed – you can expect to finish this event before almost everyone hits the finish line in Boston. 

Patriots’ Day Half-K participants will travel from one end of the Brunswick Mall to the other, then about halfway back, explains Brunswick Rotary Club President Claudia Frost. If you walk from Paulines Bloomers to At Last Salon and Day Spa, then return to the Brunswick Inn, you will have exceeded all expectations. 

This first-year fundraiser for Brunswick Rotary Club youth programs is designed to give us all a good reason to enjoy downtown Brunswick on a Monday that is a holiday for many. 

Registration is a suggested donation of $20 per adult participant. Sign up on the Facebook or Brunswick Rotary Club web page and pay (cash, please) the day of the event. If you register, you are assured a shirt and decal. (brunswickmainerotary.org or on Facebook, Rotary Club of Brunswick Maine) 

Social Media Initiative Starts with Club Meeting on Facebook Live 

On March 18, the Brunswick Rotary Club stepped into new territory by hosting its noon Club meeting on Facebook Live. 

The session was organized by club Board Member Zach Duffy, an insurance and financial services professional. The meeting selected for Live presentation was President-Elect Carolyn Bulliners review of the Clubs recent visioning session. 

One of the Clubs goals for the next three years is to become more diverse in its membership. Duffy, as one of the younger members of the Board, pointed out that many Club communications travel along channels that his peers are less likely to use. 

Using social media effectively” is one of the Club three-year goals that target increasing the Clubs membership among younger professionals. Service opportunities that occur on schedules available to families and busy young adults is another.   

Find the recorded meeting on Facebook at facebook.com/brunswickmainerotary/ 

Club Vision: First, Become More Visible 

For an organization that has been active nearly a century in Brunswick, the Rotary Club of Brunswick has a remarkably low profile. Many people are unaware of the Club remarkable involvement in international charitable work as well as Club support for local charitable projects, including food distribution for people in need and educational technology for students. 

A new Corporate Membership category will make it easier for organizations to join the Club as a team, giving several members of a business the chance to see what Rotary is all about. 

Corporate Memberships include one full voting Rotary membership, up to 10 Associate memberships, and various sponsorship benefits. But the biggest benefit is the chance to see, first-hand, how Rotary is contributing to the fabric of our community and our world. 

For information about Corporate Memberships, contact Club Secretary Steve Baldwin, 207-406-2865, [email protected] 

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